Smelzer Family Papers, 1811-1941

Collection Number: 1184

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Smelzer family papers, 1811-1941.
Collection Number:
1184
Creator:
Smelzer family
Quantity:
12 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Diaries, account books, broadsides, notes, legal documents
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Family and business correspondence; diaries, bills, notes, receipts; deeds and other legal documents; farm, general store, personal. church, and other accounts of various members of the Crisfield, Gulick, Hall, Halsey, Lott, Marsh, Miller, Mount, Sanford, Smelzer, Teeter, and Townsend families, chiefly of Seneca and Tompkins Counties; also included are a substantial compilation of genealogical data concerning the above families, numerous photographs, recipes, pamphlets, programs for church and social activities, broadsides, newspaper obituaries of Cornell professors and area residents, and other printed materials. Included are papers of and about E.P. Bodine, George Bristol, Ann Crisfield, John Crisfield, D.H. Denton, A.H. Dunbar, S.A. Elmore, Samuel Gulick, Calista Marsh Hall, Darius Hall, Martha Hall, Pliny Hall, Chauncey Halsey, J.H. Halsey, Emeline Marsh,J.W. Osgood, William Riley, Sanford O. Root, Emily Russell, Philip Smelzer, J.H. Stover, Gilbert Townsend, Jedediah Townsend.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Family and business correspondence; diaries, bills, notes, receipts; deeds and other legal documents; farm, general store, personal. church, and other accounts of various members of the Crisfield, Gulick, Hall, Halsey, Lott, Marsh, Miller, Mount, Sanford, Smelzer, Teeter, and Townsend families, chiefly of Seneca and Tompkins Counties; also included are a substantial compilation of genealogical data concerning the above families, numerous photographs, recipes, pamphlets, programs for church and social activities, broadsides, newspaper obituaries of Cornell professors and area residents, and other printed materials. Included are papers of and about E.P. Bodine, George Bristol, Ann Crisfield, John Crisfield, D.H. Denton, A.H. Dunbar, S.A. Elmore, Samuel Gulick, Calista Marsh Hall, Darius Hall, Martha Hall, Pliny Hall, Chauncey Halsey, J.H. Halsey, Emeline Marsh,J.W. Osgood, William Riley, Sanford O. Root, Emily Russell, Philip Smelzer, J.H. Stover, Gilbert Townsend, Jedediah Townsend.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bodine, E. P.
Bristol, George.
Crisfield family.
Crisfield, Ann.
Crisfield, John.
Denton, D. H.
Dunbar, A. H.
Elmore, S. A.
Gulick family.
Gulick, Samuel.
Hall family.
Hall, Calista Marsh.
Hall, Darius.
Hall, Martha.
Hall, Pliny.
Halsey family.
Halsey, Chauncey.
Halsey, J. H.
Lott family.
Marsh family.
Marsh, Emeline.
Miller family.
Mount family.
Osgood, J. W.
Riley, William.
Root, Sanford O.
Russell, Emily.
Sanford family.
Smelzer family.
Smelzer, Nellie,
Smelzer, Philip.
Stover, J. H.
Teeter family.
Townsend family.
Townsend, Gilbert.
Townsend, Jedediah.

Subjects:
Agriculture--Accounting.
Family--New York (State)--Tompkins County.
Family--New York (State)--Seneca County.
Farms--New York (State)--Tompkins County.
Farms--New York (State)--Seneca County.
Religious institutions--New York (State)--Tompkins County .
Religious institutions--New York (State)--Seneca County.

Places:
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Commerce.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Genealogy.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Commerce.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Genealogy.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Account books.
Photographs.
Recipes.
Broadsides.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Smelzer family papers #1184. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
1884-1952 and undated correspondence
Box 2
Identified photographs
Box 3
1861-1883 correspondence
Box 4
1811-1861 correspondence
Box 5
P. Hall coupons, correspondence
Box 6
Pliny Hall diaries, 1861-1899, 37 volumes
Box 7
Printed materials and pamphlets
Box 8
Scrapbook and miscellaneous legal documents
Box 9
Smelzer genealogy
Includes Presbyterian Church records, Mecklenburg, N. Y. and 170 3"x5" cards with obituary notices
Box 10
Smelzer diaries
Box 11
Smelzer miscellany
Box 12
Smelzer photographs
Box 13
Printed material and invitations
Box 14
Additional miscellaneous volumes
Box 15
Smelzer identified photographs
Box 16
Smelzer diaries
Box 17
Store and Townsendville
Nine volumes, Townsend Store Accounts and Index, Townsendville Post Office transactions; Frances L. Bristol Grammar School records, 1898; Inventory of E. P. Davis' Lodi Center Store, Nov. 1, 1877; Treasurer's Report, Reformed Church, Lodi, 1891-1899
Box 18
1 volume: Nellie Townsend Smelzer
Account book, 1832-1838 and 1904-1907, including a record of purchases made by various customers at a general store.
Box 19
16 volumes
Box 20
Photographs
Box 21
11 volumes
Box 22
4 volumes
Box 23
1 package: Martha Hall Herbarium (local wild flowers, mounted)
Box 23a
Photographs, unidentified: women and children
Box 24
Photographs, unidentified: women and children
Box 25
Photographs, most unidentified: women and children
Box 26
Photographs, tintypes, etc.: adults - Civil War soldiers (individual)
Box 27
Photographs, most unidentified: women and children
Box 28
Photographs, most unidentified: mostly men
Box 29
Photographs, most unidentified: mostly men
Box 30
Photographs, most unidentified: mostly men
Box 31
Photographs, most unidentified: mostly women
Box 32
Photographs, most unidentified: mostly women